Welcome to the Centre For The Performing Arts.

If you have a passion for dancing, then the Centre For The Performing Arts of Kingsport, TN is the place for you. We educate our dancers, ages from 3 years to pre-professional, in as many techniques as possible and give them a sense of artistry and integrity in dance as well as in themselves. We also offer lessons to our adult dancers who still have a passion for dancing. Intercity Ballet Artistic Director and former Radio Music Hall Rockette Dorothy Hanner Ratcliff and the rest of the staff, will bring out the artistic side in you in the most creative and fun way.

Mission Statement

The Centre for the Performing Arts’ Philosophy is to educate our young dancers in as many techniques as possible. Although sound technique and a solid curriculum are essential, our greatest joy is giving dancers a sense of artistry and integrity in dance as well as in themselves.



Nutcracker 2023 Auditions for Intercity Ballet have been announced.

Visit Nutcracker page for more information. The Nutcracker will be held on December 7, 8, and 9, 2023.

Class Information for 2023-2024

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: The class schedule is posted for the 2023-2024 Season.

The schedule and registration form can be found here: http://danceatcpa.com/class-schedule

Please contact us if you have any questions about our upcoming season. Shoes, tights, and leotards have all arrived to be fitted if needed. To register please call the Studio at (423)-246-2199 or download the form from the linked schedule page and either email the form or bring it to the studio.

Venmo registration fees: @Dorothy-Ratcliff-2

Our Location:

1145 N. Eastman Road next to Ollies in the Green Acres Shopping Center.